Homelessness, Glasgow’s shame. NO MORE DEATHS ON OUR STREETS On the morning of Tuesday, the 21st of March 2017, the body of Matthew Bloomer, aged 28, was discovered in the doorway of T J Hughes on Glasgow’s busy Argyle Street. He had died tragically during one of the coldest nights of the year so far. As people of…… Continue reading NO MORE DEATHS ON OUR STREETS
When I woke up on Tuesday morning I looked out the window and selfishly thought of the impact the snow would have on my travel plans and my daffodils. It was around lunchtime when I got the news that “a homeless man” had been found dead at 9.10am on Argyll Street outside a department store.…… Continue reading A Homeless Man
There are many issues affecting homelessness from both the individuals’ point of view, and that of the workers involved in the sector. Although recognised publicly as a major issue, homelessness perhaps does not get the attention it deserves from a statutory viewpoint. Historically, in my opinion, Glasgow City Council has consistently failed to acknowledge that…… Continue reading Some Issues Facing Glasgow’s Homeless by A Homelessness Sector Worker
I’m a Senior Homeless Housing Officer for one of the largest Council’s in Scotland. What I would say is, I don’t deal with ‘The Homeless’ or ‘Service Users’, I meet with folk with a name who find themselves either facing or in a housing crisis. Like most crisis situations, homelessness does not discriminate, can and…… Continue reading Advice From A Senior Homeless Housing Officer
So where to start? Well it started with a tweet, then 2 blogs, a dm or 2 swapped, then a meeting was set. The Invisibles were born. Now a call was made to the folks on twitter, an idea conjured in the mind of one guy seemed to stir worrying, even painful feelings of…… Continue reading Real visible people power.
The Invisibles are a small independent charity initiative committed to helping homeless people and homeless charities in Glasgow.We formed after our founder, Dermot Hill wrote an internet blog on the issue of homelessness in early February, highlighting the homeless problem in Glasgow and asking for help on this from fellow Glaswegians. Dermot works on railway…… Continue reading Invisibles Winter Collection Statement